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5 Themes Of Geography


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5 Themes Of Geography

  1. 1. 5 Themes of Geography
  2. 2. Location <ul><li>Absolute Location </li></ul><ul><li>Exact spot on the earths surface where something is </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Street address, or Latitude and Longitude </li></ul><ul><li>Relative Location </li></ul><ul><li>Where something is in relation to other things </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Utah is north of Arizona. My house is west of the big field. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Place <ul><li>Physical Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Physical features that make a place unique. It is how we describe the physical surroundings </li></ul><ul><li>Human Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>How peoples activities have changed the way a place looks </li></ul>
  4. 4. Physical Characteristics
  5. 5. Human Characteristics
  6. 6. Movement <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>People use various forms of transportation. </li></ul><ul><li>People move from city to city, state to state, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas, Goods, Information, services </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas such as religions, political thought, and inventions move. </li></ul><ul><li>Goods such as food and clothing move </li></ul><ul><li>Information such as knowledge and news moves </li></ul><ul><li>Services such as financial services move. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Movement Examples
  8. 8. Human Environment Interaction <ul><li>The ways that humans adapt to and change their surroundings for their benefit. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: The clothes people wear, the food they eat, the buildings they build, recreation spots, canals and dams etc. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Region An area with common characteristics and its surrounding area <ul><li>Formal Region </li></ul><ul><li>A region that has a formal boundry </li></ul><ul><li>Examples include states, cities, stores, neighborhoods, </li></ul><ul><li>Functional Region </li></ul><ul><li>A region that does not have formal boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Examples include culture regions, climate regions, physical feature regions </li></ul>
  10. 10. 5 Themes Pictures
  11. 11. Art Activity <ul><li>For each Theme of Geography draw a picture or a cartoon that represents both of the sub-themes, and shows how they work together. </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLE: For location you could show two people talking. One could say “ I didn’t know you live just south of the Jensen’s”. The other would say “ I told you I lived at 47 N. and 111 W.” </li></ul><ul><li>For Human Environment Interaction the picture just represents the definition. </li></ul><ul><li>Use you imagination and draw pictures that will help you remember the information. </li></ul>